The Blog 5 Common Misconceptions About Anti-Wrinkle Cosmetic Injectables
No one likes seeing the effects of ageing etched on their skin. Fortunately, with anti-wrinkle injections you can turn back the clock on a tired and weathered appearance.
1. You are going to be in a lot of pain
Of course, no one wants to be in pain, and if you have been put off from having anti-wrinkle injections in the past because of the thought of pain, you can fear not.
The procedure is carried out using ultra-thin needles to minimise any discomfort. It is known to be one of the least uncomfortable medical procedures in cosmetic medicine.
Discomfort can be minimised with the use of a topical anaesthetic numbing cream. Some of our patients choose to have happy gas at the time of treatment to ease the mild discomfort still present after the numbing cream.
2. Anti-wrinkle injections are unsafe and dangerous
Anti-wrinkle injections have been used safely for more than 30 years. Did you know that over 100 million patients have received this treatment? What’s more, as it is becoming more popular, this number is likely to grow.
At Contour Clinics, your procedure will be delivered by expert clinicians, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.
3. You will not be able to move your face once you have had your anti-wrinkle injections
If you have ever heard of the ‘frozen face’ or inability to use different facial expressions because of anti-wrinkle injections, you need not worry.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to target any deeper lines that you don’t like the look of, and they are not used to target every tiny line on your face. At Contour Clinics, we give you a complimentary personalised assessment so that we can create your ideal look.
4. Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are the same
Both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are often used interchangeably by those who don’t understand them, but they are quite different.
An anti-wrinkle injection relaxes the muscles, and this causes the lines on your skin to become smoother and less evident. They can also be used to change the expression on your face, for example, to make you look happier.
Dermal fillers are different, and they are used to plump up your skin and give you more volume. They can be used to augment the jawline, chin or cheeks. They can also be used for the lips and nasolabial folds or to target under-eye hollowing.
5. It is only women that have anti-wrinkle injections
One of the biggest misconceptions is that anti-wrinkle treatments are only for women, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Many men also have anti-wrinkle injections to improve the look of their skin, stop the ageing process and give them more self-confidence. Now more than ever, more men are seeking the help of anti-wrinkle injections.
Get the treatment you need at Contour Clinics
Now that we have put the truth behind those common misconceptions, you can book your appointment to receive your anti-wrinkle injections. Receive a complimentary assessment, and we can show you how we can stop ageing in its tracks and help you look and feel great.